Services and Facilities

In Kowanyama

Kowanyama has the following services and facilities

  • Post Office
  • Supermarket
  • Airport
  • Petrol Station
  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Accommodation Centre
  • Kowanyama State School
  • Kowanyama Home and Community (Aged Care) Centre
  • Primary Health Care Clinic
  • Queensland Ambulance Service Field Office
  • SES
  • Queensland Police
  • Women’s Services
  • Men’s Services
  • Anglican Church
  • Local Radio
  • Lands Office
  • Culture and Research Centre
  • Kowanyama Rangers
  • Animal Control
  • Infrastructure/Projects
Environmental Health

Council employs an Environmental Health Worker who works in conjunction with Council and Queensland Health.


Town water supply comes from underground and is fully treated and regularly tested to ensure that it meets NH and MRC guidelines for drinking water.


Transport Freight is brought into Kowanyama by road weekly during the dry season only? Transport operate this service. Airfreight service is available via the regular air services.


2 FM Radio Stations (4K1G and ABC) 4 Television Stations (7 Central, ABC, SBS and Imparja) Telephone Service (STD/ISD) and Next G Mobiles Austar Satellite services are also available


Council owns all community and staff housing.


Kowanyama township is fully sewered.


Kowanyama has a Commonwealth Bank Agency situated at the Post Office. Council operates this and an EFTPOS facility. The Kowanyama General Store has an ATM inside the premises. Council operates the Kowanyama Post Office. The Post Office is open from 9 and 12 noon and 1pm to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.


Kowanyama is a small township, however, if you wish to enjoy the idyllic outdoor life available on Cape York Peninsula, a boat and four wheel drive are a must.


All staff houses are equipped with gas stoves. All cylinders are to be paid by the tenant.


Wheelie bins are collected three times weekly.


A general store sells grocery items, meat, bread, milk and a range of fresh fruit and vegetables and is open six days a week.  Many residents choose to shop direct with major chains in Cairns utilising the regular freight services during the dry season for delivery.  The General Store hours are 8.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 12 noon. The Store is closed from 12.30 to 1.30 pm Monday to Friday for lunch.